Perioperative diabetic and hyperglycemic management issues.

  title={Perioperative diabetic and hyperglycemic management issues.},
  author={Douglas B. Coursin and Lisa E Connery and Jonathan T Ketzler},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={32 4 Suppl},
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN To review and discuss selected literature, expert opinion, and conventional care of the hyperglycemic perioperative or critically ill patient. MAIN POINTS Diabetes mellitus, the most commonly encountered perioperative endocrinopathy, continues to increase dramatically in prevalence. Diabetes is the sixth most common cause of death in the United States and significantly affects other more common causes of death such as cardiac disease and stroke. Diabetic patients commonly… CONTINUE READING


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